Published in Cataract Basics
Waiting for cataract surgery is frustrating!
The most frustrating time for folks diagnosed with cataract is ... waiting for it to get worse! Because cataracts generally progress slowly, there is always a gap between the initial diagnosis and when a cataract requires surgery. It is frustrating to be told that “You cataract is worse. It is the reason for your blurry vision but it is not yet enough for cataract surgery.”
There are a number of factors at play here. e.g. benefit vs. risk, wait lists, payor, driving requirements, visual demands, visual acuity.
It is not uncommon for folks to wish their cataracts worse on each visit!